Endowment for the Performing Arts Revitalization

Jennings, Ferguson-Florissant School Districts

100 Million Dollar Raise Target

501(c)3 tax deductible social investment

Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones

Jennings Superintendent Dr. Paula Knight

Ferguson-Florissant and Jennings School Districts are Championing an Inspirational Multi-Million Dollar Performing Arts Revitalization Campaign in the Jennings, Ferguson-Florissant School Districts.

This Endowment will provide ongoing support forever to provide Performing Arts, Dance, Sports, and other critical programs to the students in the Title One schools to enable real change, hope, opportunity and results

Endowment Focuses

  • Music Programs

    • Instructors and Classes
    • Band
    • Orchestra
    • Live Performances
  • Dance Classes

  • Sports Camps and After School Instruction 

  • The Little Bucket Experience in the Elementary Schools

  • Inclusion of the Disabled in All Events and  Activities 

  • Additional Youth Programning and Support Provided by Leading, Results Driven Non-Profit Heroes 

Initiatives to support social balance, hope, opportunity, and lasting results

The Impact of Music Education on the Community

The students who participated in band or orchestra saw violence reported at the lowest levels and the lowest current use of all substances (alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs).

– Texas Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Report. 1998

“Involvement in the arts is one avenue by which at-risk youth can acquire the various competencies necessary to become economically self-sufficient over the long term, rather than becoming a financial strain.”

– The Impact of Arts Education on Workforce Preparation, The National Governors Association, May 2002

Schools with music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than do those without programs (90.2% as compared to 72.9%). Schools that have music programs have significantly higher attendance rates than do those without programs (93.3% as compared to 84.9%).

– Harris Interactive poll of high school principals, 2006

Partnering Organizations

An expansive budget has been developed in conjunction with the Jennings team to provide broad access to these programs that are proven to change the focus and character of students, communities, and our society. 

We are bringing programs that will effectively enrich the school districts and beyond. We are partnering with organizations that provide critical, proven, results focus.

As the endowment grows the capabilities of the programs will be added to expanded to additional local districts.

We are challenging socially aware and supportive Corporations, Foundations, and Philanthropists to help us hit our goal of one hundred million dollars. 

This will be a powerful message to America’s Children that We Care Forever about their emotional wellbeing, social balance, and their futures.

Completion of this endowment fund will be announced at One World Symphony St. Louis 2023. There will be major national digital and conventional media attention.

Please contact We Care Forever with all inquiries at endowment@wecareforever.org 

Thank you

Projected endowment growth model

Partners will receive ongoing recognition for their Everlasting Social Investment while being a sucess model for the communities all across America.